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Stocks finish mixed as Nasdaq logs third consecutive all-time closing high – MarketWatch

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Published: Nov 19, 2019 4:09 p.m. ET

U.S. stocks ended mixed on Tuesday as investors struggled to shrug off concerns around the prospect of a U.S.-China trade deal and dealt with disappointing earnings. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.06% was down 2 points, or 0.1%, to finish around 3,120. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.36% declined 102 points, or 0.4%, to finish around 27,934, based on preliminary numbers. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.24% rose 0.2%, or 21 points, to end at around 8,571. The S&P 500 snapped its five day winning streak, its longest such stretch since July 15. Economic data on Tuesday suggested that low bond yields have helped boost activity in rate-sensitive sectors. Housing starts climbed 3.8% in October to an annual growth rate of 1.314 million, and building permits jumped 5% in October to a 1.461 million annual rate. In corporate news, Home Depot Inc. HD, -5.44% fell 5% after after reporting weaker-than-expected same-store sales and a poor outlook.

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